Drinking socially - when does one become one too many? Some alcohol researchers insist that because alcohol is a toxin, there is no ‘safe’ level of intake. Whilst most of us might think this is a little extreme, many families and marriages are seriously affected by one person’s drinking. Tolerance develops ...Details »
Why is it so difficult for men to ask for help when it comes to their health? It’s known as the quiet crisis. Men not asking for help when needed, or talking to someone when they could really benefit from advice or a different perspective. Did you know that ...Details »
Do your teenager’s emotions oscillate like a rollercoaster? Are their moods extreme, and they are finding it all too much? Maybe their behaviour has become more withdrawn and avoidant? 1 in 6 young people have considered self harm at some point, with 1 in 10 having acted on it. Australian studies suggest that 6-8% ...Details »
Are you feeling like you are always moody? Do you often wonder why you let your feelings get the better of you? Many people experience fluctuations in their moods each day, but you should stop and reflect when your moods are taking over your life, your relationships, ...Details »
Are you drowning in your own thoughts? Are you struggling to sleep, as your mind won’t let you switch off? Everybody worries from time to time. Perhaps you might worry about meeting a deadline, completing a task, whether your child’s strange rash may be ...Details »
What is Sadness? What is its purpose in our lives?
The emotion of sadness is essential to our survival and has been a part of human experience since the beginning of time. Sadness is our body’s ...Details »
Did you know that healthy eating affects anxiety and depression? We always hear about how you should eat well – it’s good for you, gives you energy and makes you feel better. However there are many ways healthy eating can help your mental health too, including anxiety and depression. Australian’s every year ...Details »
As each new year rolls around, many of us look to set new year resolutions, but are these achievable goals that are really going to make your life healthier? Now is the time to really think about what you want out of 2018. Many choose to set goals for their physical health – losing more weight, joining ...Details »
It’s a bit of myth that all families are happy. A family can be a place of love, support and encouragement, but on the other hand they can also be a source of judgement, frustration, criticism and irritation. Growing up in our families we play certain roles, and these roles become consistent overtime. For ...Details »
For many people, Christmas time is a happy time of year with the opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. However, for a lot of people, Christmas can bring about other less pleasant emotions such as anger, low mood or loneliness. Family challenges arise. Bringing family together can open up old ...Details »
A divorce or separation is a huge life change, and it’s always stressful for the family. Especially if it falls around Christmas time. It’s often made worse by avoidable mistakes. As therapists, we’ve worked with many people going through these difficult times ...Details »
Christmas Time is not the time to have financial stress. The Christmas season is a time for celebration and enjoyment. Unfortunately, it can also become a time of financial stress and anxiety. Financial stress is widespread and growing, and is a leading cause of stress in Australians. During the festive season we can ...Details »
Are you an expecting new mum?
Are you scared and anxious about the impending birth of your baby, and feel you don’t know what to do or how you’ll cope?
This week, 11-17th November, is Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Week, Details »
IS THERE SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN HELP TODAY? In supporting Australian Psychology Week (#psychweek), we want to create change by helping you to help others! It’s the little things you do that can really make a difference. You could make someone’s day by:
- Making them a meal Details »
Is your teen feeling lost and unsure of who they are? Do you have the tools to support them in deciding what they want to be in the future? Are you worried social media is bogging them down as they endeavour to keep up with their peers or save face? Details »
Are you feeling frazzled knowing exam time is here? Or maybe you leave everything to the last minute, still have to show up for your job and always fall apart by the time you get to STUVAC. Are the people around you noticing differences in your mood? Are you irritable or avoiding friends you enjoyed ...Details »
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, a time to recognise and promote the importance of early and ongoing support for the 1 in 4 parents who experience the loss of their baby in Australia. Lighting a candle is the global tradition each year, to honour the precious life that has been lost. More than half ...Details »
Managing Chronic Pain Do you experience high levels of pain? Has it been persisting for months or maybe years? Chronic Pain can make simple movements in day-to-day life such as sitting and standing feel unbearable. It can disrupt your sleep, reduce your energy, and in some severe cases, you may experience symptoms ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College? The adolescents of today will become part of one of the most educated generations in Australia’s history. While we hope that helpful, consistent messages are being sent to our ...Details »
Do you find yourself eating for the sake of eating, and you're not even hungry?
Have you ever been sitting at your office desk, engrossed in a task or watching television whilst eating, then all of a sudden realise that you finished ...Details »
Knowing when your child’s shyness is a phase or a real problem It can be a challenge to determine whether a child is an introvert by nature or has developed fears around social interactions. Empowering you as a parent to know what to look for and how to effectively manage anxiety ...Details »
We live in an ever-changing world where technological advances and the internet have become a necessary part of everyday life. Perhaps it is not surprising that a growing number of children and adults alike are spending a significant amount of time engaging with social media and video gaming. How then, do we know ...Details »
Breaking down the impact repetitive exposure to trauma has on Emergency Service Workers and their families. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) describes the severe and persistent stress response after exposure to a traumatic event. At least 8,000 police, fire and ambulance officers are believed to be living with PTSD in Australia. For this ...Details »
We succeeded in the Top 8 in the Hills District! Creating Change are very excited to be announced as finalists in the Australian Local Business Awards - Hills District for 2017. The Local Business Awards are the most comprehensive business awards program that covers a wide variety of categories. The aim is to pay tribute ...Details »
Why is it so difficult for men to ask for help when it comes to their health? It’s known as the quiet crisis. Men not asking for help when needed, or talking to someone when they could really benefit from advice or a different perspective. Did you know that only 12% ...Details »
Did you know that activites such as baking, can help to reduce stress? People who bake use any excuse to heat up their ovens. They bake a cake to crown someone’s birthday, labor over cookies to celebrate a holiday, and whip up brownies because everyone loves chocolate. But it turns out that ...Details »
Have you often wondered or felt apprehensive about what to expect from your first session visiting a Psychologist?So you’ve made the decision to see one of our Clinical Psychologists here at Creating Change. But are you left wondering what to expect? What will happen, how will the ... Details »
Christmas Time is not the time to have financial stress The Christmas season is a time for celebration and enjoyment. Unfortunately, it can also become a time of financial stress and anxiety. Financial stress is widespread and growing, and is a leading cause of stress in Australians. During the festive season we can ...Details »
Do you have a tendency to socialise over food?
Have you ever been sitting at your office desk, engrossed in a task or watching television whilst eating, then all of a sudden realised that you have finished that packet of chips, chocolate ...Details »
Conflict. It's part of our lives, and it’s only natural that as spouses develop intimacy and interdependence they become more vulnerable to each other. As this vulnerability increases, conflict in the relationship becomes inevitable. We often perceive conflict as something negative; however research shows that not all conflict is bad. In ...Details »